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Parthenocissus quinquefoliaParthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia creeper

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, RHW, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 45-45'
Spread: 25-35'
Flowers: Jun.-Aug.; greenish white
Fruit: Sept.-Feb.; bluish black; berry
Fall color: purple to crimson

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.1-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

fence rows, woodland edges, open woods, alluvial woods, ravines and bluffs, rich deep woods, cliffs

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE NY PA WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

bank stabilizer; control by trimming; fruits eaten by variety of wildlife; purple to crimson fall color

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1293.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004